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Uber tests First of its kind Flying taxi service

Los Angeles: Uber today has given the first look at design models for its new air taxi, which it hopes to fly by 2020. They will be on display at the Uber Elevate Summit in Los Angeles. The design looks a bit like a drone, with multiple propellers and stacked rotors to allow for vertical takeoff and landing. The body of this air taxi is reminiscent of the fuselage of a plane, rather than a helicopter. The aircraft will run on electricity, rather than fuel, so it will be quieter, more efficient and less expensive…

NASA contracts Uber to build flying taxi air control software

LISBON: Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday. And in this case, it’s working hard to stay on regulators’ good side. Uber said it was the first formal services contract by the U.S. National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) covering low-altitude airspace rather than outer space. NASA has used such contracts to develop rockets since the late 1950s.…